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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

Images of Marquees and Snapshots of in-game screens come from the Progetto Snaps collection,
who have spent years creating impeccable support materials for the worl d of emulation.


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Internet Arcade
by Banpresto
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favorite 6
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Mobil Suit Gundam Final Shooting (Japan) by Banpresto (1995)
Internet Arcade
by Banpresto
software
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favorite 2
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Gundhara by Banpresto (1995) Platform Arcade Released 1995 Published by Banpresto Co., Ltd. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Gundhara - Juudan Arashi is a 2D top-down shooter, similar to Commando , Ikari Warriors or Bloody Wolf . THe game has two heroes: Jerry and Jinn. Gameplay is simple and dynamic - the chosen hero shoots various enemies (like soldiers and robots) in the jungle and other location, and rescues hostages. A big...
Internet Arcade
by Banpresto - Pandorabox
software
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favorite 0
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Metamoqester (International) by Banpresto - Pandorabox (1995) Developed by Pandora Box Released Nov, 1995 Platform Arcade Published by Banpresto Co., Ltd. Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Fighting Description Metamoqester is a 2D arcade fighting game, similar in concept to Red Earth or Monster Maulers . One or two players (there is a co-op mode) fight against big monsters in deadly duels. There are three different characters to choose from. The game uses four...
Internet Arcade
by Barko
software
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favorite 1
comment 0
Intergirl by Barko (1995)
Internet Arcade
by Barko Corp.
software
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favorite 0
comment 0
Twin Adventure (World) by Barko Corp. (1995)
Internet Arcade
by bootleg (David Widel)
software
eye 179
favorite 2
comment 0
Deco Cassette System Multigame (ROM based) by bootleg (David Widel) (2008)
Internet Arcade
software
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favorite 13
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Shinobi - FZ-2006 (Korean System 16 bootleg) (ISG Selection Master Type 2006) by bootleg (ISG) (2008)